Students at Truro School Sixth Form had plenty of reasons to celebrate on A-Level results day with another year of excellent A-Level results and Sixth Form successes.
2023 results are in line with the strength of those of 2019, including over 43% A*/A grades, and over 14% at A* (greater success at the top grade level than in 2019). Truro School pupils also achieved 89% A*-A in their EPQs (Extended Project Qualifications) and 56% Distinctions in their Leith’s Certificates, alongside their A-Level successes, emphasising the breadth of talent and opportunity in our Sixth Form.
Exceptional achievements are being celebrated across all subject areas from Mathematics to Geology, Economics to Art, History to Music, and beyond. There are many stories of personal empowerment including students who will now go on to Harvard, Oxford, Durham, Cardiff, Exeter, Bristol, UCL and more, and to read courses as varied as Medicine, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Politics and International Relations, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Geology, Sports Journalism, and more. We are equally proud of the full range of these achievements. We caught up with some of our students and their families to find out more about their bright futures and what their time at Truro School has given them and you can read their stories here.
Andy Johnson, the Head of Truro School, is delighted. He stated that “We congratulate all who have worked so hard to achieve these outcomes, as they celebrate goals met, or work now with dedicated staff offering ongoing support where plans may change. There is immense care for this year group individually and collectively. They are a superb cohort of young adults whose educational and personal journeys over the last few years have been exciting, challenging, and characterised by real compassion and courage. It has been a privilege to stand by them and work with them across that time, and on behalf of everyone at Truro School, I wish our class of 2023 every success for their future endeavours.”
Beyond their outstanding academic accomplishments, this cohort are also significant to our School as the first graduates of our Sixth Form Diploma program. The range of their achievements and talents aside from their studies was honoured and celebrated earlier this year and they have been pioneers in this regard for the exciting year groups who now follow. Our Diploma program enriches their experience of Sixth Form life, enhances their choices over skills and knowledge to learn, and supports Truro School’s commitment to a values-based education that empowers young people to succeed in the future and not just within School.
If you would like to know more about the Sixth Form at Truro School, please do visit our website or contact our admissions team. Prospective Sixth Formers and their families are warmly invited to join us at our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday, September 26, from 5pm to 8pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the opportunities available at Truro School, to see our newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre, and to learn more about our Sixth Form Diploma program. For further details, please visit www.truroschool.com/open-evening/
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.